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Description of key information

Hydrolysis is not expected to be an important fate process in the environment, in addition, the substance is readily biodegradable.

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Additional information

According to Harris (1990), Kollig et al. (1993) and Boethling & Mackay (2000) diethylene glycol is generally resistant to hydrolysis because it does not contain any labile functional groups.

According to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex VIII, column 2, the study does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. Diethylene glycol (CAS 111-46-6) is readily biodegradable (see IUCLID Ch 5.2.1).